This long-legged wader breeds throughout the east and along the Pacific coast. It’s a year-round resident in California, Florida, and along the southeastern U.S. coast.
Hint: Its neck is rufous, but otherwise, it is the only mostly green long-legged wader!
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Identifying birds is at the very heart of bird watching. Each bird encountered is like a little puzzle or mystery to solve, because, while birds of a single species all share a certain set of physical traits, no two individual birds, like no two individual humans, are exactly alike.